Sleep Apnea Risks

Should We Define “Gestational Sleep Apnea”?

Although sleep apnea is more commonly considered a man’s problem, there are two times in their lives when women are at very elevated risk for sleep apnea. One of them is after menopause, when women’s risk of sleep apnea approaches and may even exceed a man’s of the same age.

But the […]

Your Car Will Soon Spot Drowsy Driving

It’s one of the exciting new technologies that was promoted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year: a car that can tell when you’re too drowsy or distracted to drive. This new technology could help prevent sleep apnea related car and truck accidents on the road, and, apparently, it’s just around […]

Truckers with Untreated Sleep Apnea Have 5 Times More Accidents

One of the reasons why sleep apnea rules for truckers have been so controversial is that we haven’t had good data about how much of a difference treatment makes. Now a new study tells us that it makes a huge difference: truckers who don’t get their sleep apnea treated are five times […]

Sleep Apnea Could Drive Cancer Growth

The link between sleep apnea and cancer is less clear than that between sleep apnea and other risks like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But as we are coming to understand the mechanisms that bind the two conditions, it seems likely that sleep apnea can [link id='1166' […]

New Study Strengthens Sleep Apnea-Kidney Disease Link

For years, we have been exploring the potential link between sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease (it’s why a nephrologist might recommend a sleep appliance). A number of studies have shown a significant link, but now a new study from Taiwan gives us some of the strongest evidence yet, and it […]

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